May 28, 2022

Cornell University Renews Commitment to Tompkins County Public Library

From Cornell University:

The long partnership between Cornell and Tompkins County Public Library has entered a new chapter.

The university reaffirmed its commitment to serving the community by extending its longtime contribution to TCPL, pledging $100,000 over the next five years.


Joel Malina, vice president for university relations, praised TCPL as “one of our community’s most precious resources,” and one that lives up to its stated vision for a library “where everyone can belong and find joy in learning, discovery and personal growth.”

Malina emphasized the importance of “everyone,” which, he said, was reflected in the library’s 38,000 registered borrowers, its annual circulation of 800,000 books and other materials, and the wide range of programming that benefits every demographic in Tompkins County, from toddlers to senior citizens.

Malina commended the library for being a model of inclusivity, broad engagement and education for all.

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